Meet Paul Overstreet
Headline Artist at the Nashville Hitmakers Benefit Concert
for Feeding Kids Cleveland County

May 20th, 2017







Meet Paul Overstreet
Headline Artist at the Nashville Hitmakers 
Benefit Concert
for Feeding Kids Cleveland County

May 20th, 2017




Learn more about Paul
Overstreet moved to Nashville from Mississippi when he was 18 years old, with 10 songs and one guitar to his name. He spent nine years scuffling in Music City before notching his first hit in 1982, when George Jones took "Same Old Me" to #5 on 
Billboard's country chart. 

He soon began writing with Don Schlitz, Thom Schuyler, Paul Davis and other talents. He penned his first country #1, "I Fell in Love Again Last Night" (1985), with Schuyler. Then, beginning in 1986, he embarked on a remarkable run with Schlitz. The two wrote the smash hits "On the Other Hand" and "Forever and Ever, Amen" for Randy Travis, as well as "When You Say Nothing At All" (a hit for Keith Whitley, and later for Alison Krauss), "You Again" (Forester Sisters), "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" (which Tanya Tucker recorded with Overstreet and Davis), and Overstreet's first #1 song as a solo recording artist, "Daddy's Come Around."

One of the most rewarding of his many ventures is his involvement with his good friend, Franklin Graham & the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He has had the distinct honor of traveling to Nicaragua and Honduras on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse, a relief organization to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis situations. Paul and his wife Julie with their children Nash, Summer, Chord, Harmony, Skye and Charity, and a large, assorted pet menagerie, 
live on a farm near a small town outside of Nashville, TN.

Paul’s sons Nash and Chord are also involved in the entertainment business. Nash is the lead guitarist for the pop band Hot Chelle Rae,
while Chord is best known for his role of Sam Evans on the television program Glee.

Paul's Career
Mississippi-born country music singer and songwriter, Paul Overstreet, has recorded 10 studio albums and charted 16 singles on the Billboard country charts, including two #1 hits. 

He has also written singles for several other country acts, including #1 hits for Randy
Travis, Blake Shelton and Keith Whitley, as well as The Judds and Kenny ChesneyDuring his songwriting career, Paul has written or co-written 27 Top-Ten songs. He is best known for country songs such as “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “On the Other Hand”,
both of which were #1 for Randy Travis. He co-wrote “When You Say Nothing at All”, a #1 hit for Keith Whitley and, in 1995, for Alison Krauss. In 1995, he also collaborated with Don Moen to perform and write a song called “God Is Good All The Time”, from
Don’s album “Rivers of Joy”.

Not only have Paul’s songs been recorded by other artists, but they’ve earned him numerous awards. Overstreet has earned two Grammy Awards, for “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Love Can Build a Bridge”. BMI honored him as Songwriter of the Year for five consecutive years from 1987-1991. This is a mark on the Music Row wall that has not been reached before or since. 

He also won CMA and ACM Song of the Year in 1987 and 1988. The “Love is Strong” album earned Overstreet a Dove Award for Country Recorded Album of the Year in 1992. He also earned Dove Awards for Country Recorded Song of the Year in 1991 for “Seein’ My Father In Me” and “There But For the Grace of God Go I” in 1994. Overstreet has been awarded the TNN Viewer’s Choice Award for Christian Country Artist and received the Christian Country Music Association Award for Mainstream Artist-of-the-Year as well. 

In 2003, Paul was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Paul playing "When You Say Nothing At All" at the Key West Music Festival.

It won't be long and he'll be singing it in Shelby!

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